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Panthers Varsity Basketball Claws Through Eagles on Senior Night

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On Friday night our Boys varsity basketball team had their last home game vs the Eagles. It was senior night for five of our Varsity basketball players. The five senior are Salvador Villa, David Martinez, Mathew Garcia, Taylor Burns and Nathan Willis. They played a heck of a game and played with all of their hearts on their last home game at Pv. The game was so intense that it had to go over time because they were tied at the end of the fourth quarter. Pv ended up winning the game with the score of 55-53. We are all very proud of the Varsity basketball team for their win against AG.

“I felt pretty good, but also very sad knowing it was my last home game at PV. Yes I’m going to miss playing for PV because playing for PV I played with all my friends. And after high school I’m not to sure if I’m going to continue it’s a possibility but not sure” -Salvador Villa (12)

“It was definitely an emotional night, and I think it showed in the way we played. Of course I am, I’ve made so many memories here that I will cherish forever. I began when I was five and have been playing since. Most likely not. As much as I’d like to, I just don’t see it happening” -David Martinez (12)

“It was like bitter sweet knowing it was my last home game because all the memories I made with all my teammates and we also got the win. Yes I’m going to miss playing basketball at PV, I hope this team changed the culture and we being a dominant basketball school. I started playing basketball at the age of 6 and I fell in love with the game. Yes I’m going to try and walk in and see if I can make the team of the college I attend to” -Mathew Garcia (12)

“It felt good winning on Friday night. It was an emotional time knowing all of my four years of playing high school basketball is coming to an end soon. Yes I’m going to miss playing under Lanthier, he’s given me so much confidence to go out and perform to the best of my ability. I started playing when I was 5, and I do plan to try out for some community colleges around here for basketball. But if it doesn’t work out, I’m just going to continue my career” -Taylor Burns (12)